Late 18th to early 19th century
Height: 6 7/8 in (17.5 cm)
An opaque white glass vase of flattened ovoid shape tapering towards the splayed foot cased with opaque black glass, deeply carved with blossoming lotus, foliage and sprigs, the shoulder with a band of lappets, the neck and mouth carved with a band of banana leaves beneath an incised band of key-fret.
Provenance: S. Marchant and Son, London
Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 32
(Hard cover catalogue, 64 glass artworks, 64 pp, full color illustrations, English text and Chinese captions. Catalogue available for purchase, $45 including domestic shipping, $55 international. The catalogue can also be viewed online in pdf format. Please contact us or visit our "exhibitions" page for more information.)